Evil Eye

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Added in Afterbirth †(page 4, column 5, row 3)
Removed in Afterbirth †(page 4, column 5, row 3)
Evil Eye Defeat Ultra Greed as Cain
Added in Afterbirth

Not to be confused with Cain's Eye Cain's Eye or Cain's Other Eye Cain's Other Eye.

Evil Eye is an unlockable passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effect[edit | edit source]

  • Isaac will occasionally fire a slow-moving eye with an infinite range that fires tears identical to Isaac's tears in the direction that Isaac is firing.
    • The chance is affected very slightly by luck and never gets very high.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The eye has the same rate of fire and damage as Isaac.
  • The direction of the eye's tears is affected by the direction the eye is traveling in.
  • The eyes are not treated as familiars and therefore will not synergize with items like BFFS! BFFS!.
  • Eyes disappear when hitting walls, enemies, and obstacles, even if Isaac has piercing or spectral tears.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Homing tears: Eyes will fire homing tears; however, the eye itself will not home in on enemies.
  • Piercing tears: The eyes will travel through enemies.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Pop! Pop!: Eyes will fire eyeball tears but cannot be knocked around by them.
  • Spectral tears: The eyes will travel through rocks.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion Trisagion: Eyes will fire beams. Occasionally causes Trisagion beams to stay static in the air for a few seconds, dealing damage to enemies that come in contact with them.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • 20/20 20/20/Cursed Eye Cursed Eye/The Inner Eye The Inner Eye/Mutant Spider Mutant Spider: No effect; the eyes will still fire single tears.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Angelic Prism Angelic Prism: Eyes that hit the prism will be destroyed. Tears that the eyes fire will split if they travel through the prism.
  • Azazel: No effect.
  • Brimstone Brimstone: Overrides Evil Eye.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: The tears fired by the eyes match Isaac's current charge. The eyes will not charge shots; they will continually fire in the direction that Isaac is aiming in.
  • Continuum Continuum: Eyes will still disappear when hitting walls; however, they will fire tears that can travel through walls.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Removes the ability to fire eyes.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Removes the ability to fire eyes.
  • Dry Baby Dry Baby: Blocks the Evil Eye effect, making it hard to use.
  • Incubus Incubus: Incubus cannot fire eyes.
  • Ipecac Ipecac: Tears fired by eyes can damage Isaac.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lead Pencil Lead Pencil: Eyes will fire barrages of tears every 15 times they fire their own tears.
  • Lil Gurdy Lil Gurdy: Destroys eyes if it touches them.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: No effect.
  • Marked Marked: Tears shot from the eye shoot in the direction that Isaac is moving the cursor towards, not at the cursor.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Removes the ability to fire eyes.
  • Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung: Eyes spawn more often but only fire one tear at a time.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Sprinkler Sprinkler: Sprinkler cannot fire eyes.
  • Technology Technology: Removes the ability to fire eyes.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2: Eyes only fire normal tears.
  • Tech X Tech X: Removes ability to fire eyes.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: Eyes travel straight forward, and tears fired by eyes orbit around Isaac.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In many different cultures, the evil eye is a curse cast upon someone, usually by a malicious glare, which can cause them injury or misfortune.
  • The design is taken from the Nazar Boncuğu (Evil Eye Bead in Turkish). Nazar Boncuğu is a talisman used to ward off evil in Turkey.
  • The blue color, milky effect, and name may be a reference to "The Tell-Tale Heart", a poem by famous Gothic poet Edgar Allan Poe.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  3KKG ENQN (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn, surrounded by rocks and spikes)

 PC  Added in Afterbirth † Normal and hard modes only CRL7 416S (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

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